An earthenware bowl filled with Friulian polenta and topped with cheese sauce and black pepper.

Friulian Polenta

If you think polenta is supremely comforting on its own, wait until you try it smothered in cheese sauce and topped with browned cornmeal butter.

A plate of porcini beef ragu

Porcini Beef Ragu

We’ve discovered the secret to making next-level ragu sauce. Dried mushrooms. Go on. See for yourself.

A wooden spoon full of pasta noricina

Pasta Alla Norcina

Bowls of creamy pasta laden with homemade sausage and sautéed mushrooms that will have everyone applauding. (Get used to the attention.)

Mussels marinara garnished with parsley, in a white saucepan beside two wine glasses.

Mussels Marinara ~ Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.